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Reporting Abuse in long-term care homes and retirement homes by Jennifer J. Patient Expert Posted Sat 16 Nov 2013 5:05pm What is the most important things a Personal Support Worker (PSW) does? The most important thing a PSW does is to maintain dignity. These are wise words from OPSWA President Miranda Ferrier. She has been interviewed by CTV:  CTV News Channel: Residents attacking each other They must work with the door closed, and this invites privacy, but invites ... Read on »
The Ark Animal Rescue And Retirement Home by jasmine a. Patient Expert Posted Mon 25 Jan 2010 12:00am This post is not about back pain yet I hope it is a post to touch your heart, especially if you love animals. A little while ago I visited The Ark in Lincolnshire and found a place full of love and caring seldom found. The Ark Animal Rescue And Retirement Home The Ark care for animals, mainly cats and dogs but also small f ... Read on »
Ontario to regulate retirement homes by Jennifer J. Patient Expert Posted Wed 31 Mar 2010 12:00am I think this is good news. The difference between a long-term care (LTC) home and a retirement home is the levels of care, and the Government Acts which apply. In LTC, you gain the benefit of the Ministry of Health and LTC strict regulations. Ministry of Health & LTC (Ont.) In a retirement home you are simply a tenant, and a ... Read on »
Ontario is to enact retirement home legislation by Jennifer J. Patient Expert Posted Tue 01 Jun 2010 12:00am The difference between a retirement home and a Long-Term Care facility is one of needs and abilities. Here is my dad in his retirement home. He needed a walker at the time, and help taking his medications, as well as supervision for showers. In a retirement home you are a tenant. In LTC, formerly called 'nursing homes', you are a res ... Read on »
Food safety in retirement homes 2 by Jennifer J. Patient Expert Posted Fri 30 Sep 2011 12:00am The newest  Retirement Homes Act , July 2010, was designed by the provincial government. A response to complaints about retirement homes, it has been a PR move in my humble opinion. For those who read my blog posts, you know that I know that the system isn't 'broken', but it does require must work and vigilance. Established in 1977, the Ont ... Read on »
Complaints about retirement homes by Jennifer J. Patient Expert Posted Thu 12 Apr 2012 12:00am As long as we allow seniors to be victims, they will identify themselves as victims, and act the part. No, let me rephrase this. In my experience as a teacher, I found many children who chose to be identified as victims. It was their persona. It was who they were. I have no reason to believe that these children will grow up to see themselves a ... Read on »
'I knew nothing about how to run a retirement home': owner by Jennifer J. Patient Expert Posted Fri 23 Nov 2012 12:00am Advocacy Centre for the Elderly  (ACE) Newsletter Fall 2012 Advocacy Centre for the Elderly newsletter is now available The Fall 2012 ACE newsletter has articles on retirement home licensing fees, accommodation rates in long-term care, and sprinklers and other outcomes of the Muskoka Heights Retirement Residence fire. ... Read on »
sprinkler systems in retirement homes by Jennifer J. Patient Expert Posted Fri 23 Jan 2009 5:41pm In a recent news item, two residents were killed, and 8 are in hospital after a fire ripped through a retirement home in Orillia. Before we demand changes, as a Liberal & an NDP MPP demand, we need to think this through. in terms of sprinkler systems is wise. I think the cause of the fire, with 10 investigators I have high hopes, has to be est ... Read on »
Retirement Homes Are Murder by Kathryn Arbour Posted Tue 30 Jun 2009 5:53pm "Remembering nothing from the day before, crotchety octogenarian Paul Jacobson must become an amateur sleuth to clear himself as a murder suspect when he finds a dead body in the trash chute of a retirement home. As Paul’s snooping and short-term memory loss get him in trouble with the local police, his new friends and granddaughter Jennifer help h ... Read on »
Beds in LTC vs. retirement homes by Jennifer J. Patient Expert Posted Thu 12 Nov 2009 10:03pm Here is one family's story. My father has been gone for fifteen years. When my mom went to a retirement home the family knew she was cared for -meals cooked etc. but she had several falls (broke a wrist) then needed a walker and as her falls continued it was decided a wheelchair would be the next step. At that point we toured nursing homes ... Read on »